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OCAST. Building Partnerships Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. www.ocast.state.ok.us Presented by Michelle R. McFarland, Steve Paris and Arnulf P. Hagen. OCAST Mission Statement. OCAST’s mission is: To foster innovation in existing and developing businesses
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OCAST Building PartnershipsOklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology www.ocast.state.ok.us Presented by Michelle R. McFarland, Steve Paris and Arnulf P. Hagen OCAST Mission Statement
  • OCAST’s mission is:
  • To foster innovation in existing and developing businesses
  • by supporting basic and applied research
  • by facilitating technology transfer between research laboratories and firms and farms
  • by providing seed capital for new innovative firms and their products and
  • by fostering enhanced competitiveness in the national and international markets by small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in Oklahoma by stimulating productivity and modernization of such firms (O.S. 74 §5060.3)
  • OCAST Programs and the Technology Pipelinefrom concept to commercialization OCAST recognized as a national model. OCAST Presence in Oklahoma Helping to Build Research Capability
  • to create jobs and wealth
  • to attract top research talent
  • to prevent/mitigate “brain drain”
  • to compete more effectively for federal and private funding
  • to better compete in the global marketplace
  • to attract venture capitalists
  • for sustainable economic development
  • Applied Research and Internship Programs …thru FY2006
  • Duncan – Stim-Lab (Core Lab) $689,379
  • Lawton – Advanced Systems Technology, Inc. $404,469
  • Weatherford – Precision Design, Inc. $54,000
  • Medicine Park – The Waid Group, Inc. $19,580
  • Lawton – Cameron University $431,053
  • Altus – Western Oklahoma State College $199,904
  • Weatherford – SWOSU $83,120
  • El Reno – Redlands CC $94,296
  • Cameron University Intern R&D Projects - $431,053
  • Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc.
  • Halliburton Energy Services
  • Eagle Systems and Services, Inc.
  • Tec Masters, Inc.
  • Ft. Sill – Army Research Laboratory
  • R&D Intern Program
  • Stopping the “Brain Drain”
  • An improved Oklahoma technical human resource base that trains future scientists and technology leaders -- an essential ingredient for growing and attracting technology-based business and producing high skill/high wage jobs Chad Smith and Rochette Wurth – Cameron University
  • R&D Intern Program
  • Undergraduate students perform R&D at Oklahoma High-Tech companies
  • Company mentors guide projects
  • Proposals for business student R&D interns are welcome (no market research)
  • Companies, colleges, and universities lead programs
  • Proposal Intent deadline February 8, 2006
  • Proposals due February 15, 2006, funding May 1
  • Next proposal cycle September 2006, funding January 1
  • Contact Dr. Arnulf (Arni) Hagen 405-319-8411 [email protected]
  • The OCAST R&D Intern Partnerships program was honored with a regional Innovator Award recognizing innovative rural programs by the Southern Growth Policies Board for 2005.
  • This award recognizes the achievements of the interns, the college faculty, and the industry mentors who are the people that have built this program.
  • The program was also named an Innovator in 2001 and 2002
  • Michelle McFarland and Arnulf Hagen with Alabama Governor Bob Riley at the Southern Growth Policies Board annual meeting held June 2005 at Pt. Clear, Alabama.
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University R&D Intern Projects - $83,120
  • Imation Corporation
  • CDF Associates
  • Bar-S (Lawton)
  • Bar-S (Elk-City)
  • Western Oklahoma State College - $199,904 $83,120
  • R&D internships at the OSU Cotton Research Center
  • R&D interns directly benefit Robbins Farms, Williams Farms, and Worrel Farms
  • Research support for drip irrigation to improve cotton growth
  • Clay Jack, student intern, and Zach Estes, faculty intern Redlands Community College – $94,296 $83,120
  • R&D internships at the USDA Grazinglands Research Center
  • R&D internships at the Darlington Dairy
  • Research support to assist Oklahoma’s wine industry
  • Austin Douglas, R&D Intern  Manufacturing Extension Agents $83,120
  • Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Stephens and Tillman Counties and the cities of Gotebo, Mt. View, and Snyder Bill Cunningham
  • Garvin, McClain and Pontotoc Counties Dan Asklund
  • Oklahoma Alliance For Manufacturing Excellence $83,120
  • Elk-City – Dyna-Turn assisted with tooling, safety, and marketing
  • Frederick – Metzeler assisted with obtaining a community development block grant and assistance with energy savings
  • Lindsay – Hydra-Walk assisted with their revolutionary pipe handling system
  • Lawton – Republic Paperboard assisted with commercializing products made from traditional waste
  • More About OCAST $83,120
  • Visit the OCAST Web site at www.ocast.state.ok.us
  • Listen to Oklahoma Innovations on the OCAST radio network:
  • Altus - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 89.9 Ardmore - Saturday @ 6 am on KLCU FM 90.3 Chickasha - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 100.1 Clinton - Saturday @ 6 am on KYCU FM 89.1 Duncan - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 89.3 Lawton/Fort Sill - Saturday @ 6 am on KCCU FM 89.3-102.9 Oklahoma City - Sunday @ 5 pm on KTOK AM 1000Tulsa - Saturday @ 5 am on KRMG AM 740 Wichita Falls TX - Saturday @ 6 am on KMCU FM 88.7
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